To say that April was a bit of a wretched month for reading would be a bit of an understatement. Echoing the sentiment that many fellow bloggers have been saying in their wrap ups, while March felt like it crawled by, April was pretty much gone in a blink. I’m honestly not mad about it though. I’d ideally like to have a do-over of this shite month, but it is what it is. By now we all know that my reading took a huge nosedive this month is mainly because of Animal Crossing New Horizons… I had no idea how dangerous this game would be for me as I let my sister convince me to finally buy it–not that it was very difficult, mind you.
So here we are today… With the first exams I’ve ever failed in my life (O.W.L.s), a seemingly unscalable (e)ARC Mountain still to climb, and a total of seven books read this month. At least I have a nice (in game) island though, right? 😅
⁍ (eARC) They Went Left — read my review!
⁍ Incendiary (Hollow Crown #1) — read my review!
⁍ (eARC) The Silence of Bones — read my review!
⁍ (eARC) Gotham High — read my review!
⁍ Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits — read my review!
⁍ (eARC) Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy #2) — (actual 2.75) RTC
⁍ Donut Disturb (Donut Disturb #1) — read my review!
Well, it was a month… I’m glad that despite my lack of reading and the few misses that I encountered, I ended up really enjoying most of the books that I read. If I had to pick a favourite I would choose Incendiary. It was such a fast-paced entertaining story with an interesting Spanish inspired world, fascinating magic, and (mostly) likeable characters. I can’t wait for the next book and I’m looking forward to reading more by this author 😍
As you can see, most of the books I read this month were blog tour reads and I’m not even sure what I would’ve read had it not been for these to drag me back to the bookish world! Not that I’m loving reading any less, I just loved gaming a bit more this last month. I’m not even going to touch on the fact that I failed my O.W.L.s because wow, weak sauce. I’m trying not to feel too guilty about it because hey, there’s always next year right? But I only had to read four books to pass them… 🤦🏻♀️ Anyway, other than that I also made a few posts for the Bookending Spring blogging challenge. No surprise to anybody, I didn’t end up posting the three that I said I would and ended up only making two posts. Oh,
Here are the other reviews I posted this month:
- Series Mini-Reviews: Loveless Brothers by Roxie Noir
- Review: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor #1) by Jessica Townsend
- e-ARC Review: The Sunday Potluck Club (The Sunday Potluck Club #1) by Melissa Storm
- e-ARC Graphic Novel Review: Eat, and Love Yourself by Sweeney Boo, Lilian Klepakowsky
I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy wherever you are! Happy reading and here’s to a great reading month in May 🙂